Previous AA2A Artist

Nicola Powys

Project summary:

The process of making a piece of art is more important to me than the final result, so the work reflects my state of mind at anyone time and as such has little continuity as a body. Three things have become apparent: I am more comfortable with the authenticity of found supports, relating to the transience and impermanence of experience. I love light, shadow and movement and try to achieve this in my mark-making. I work fast, trying to imbue a piece with an energy and I like to work on a large scale. I have exhibited and sold work in Europe, the States, and had gallery representation in London, Nice and San Francisco, but my career was interrupted by family commitments. I want to start where I left off and see this opportunity with AA2A scheme as a way of rejoining the Art world.

I have long been involved in Art projects in the community – anything from setting up Artist run studios to working with the Women’s resource centre and organising exhibitions with CAF. I worked for eight years as a practicing artist in France where I also ran workshops and taught Creative thinking. Teaching and learning with and from people is what my practise thrives on and I hope that working with like-minded artists on this programme will lead to a beneficial shared experience for us all.

'Prostitutes in Warsaw'